Henry wei leungs goddess of democracy an occupy lyric is a powerful poetics on civil disobedience the voice is both impassioned and detached coalescing into prose passages or atomizing into words scattered on the page. The subtitle an occupy lyric gives an indication of what leung does with this source material the book is broken into six sections the book is broken into six sections while the text leans toward short lined free verse poems theres a virtuosic variation present including list poems translation erasures blackout poetry prose poems . Review eloquence anger sincerity henry wei leungs goddess of democracy an occupy lyric written by jason s polley this review is part of issue 39 april 2018 of cha return to cha review of books and films. Part lyric part autoethnography part historical document these poems o written in and of the protest encampments of one of the most sophisticated occupy movements in recent history goddess of democracy attempts to understand the disobedience and desperation implicated in a love for freedom. The fate of the statue is recorded on film tanks rolled into the tiananmen square on 4 june 1989 toppling the statue see 430 440 and began the crackdown on the student protest movement that would lead to bloodshed popular readings that goddess of democracy statue resembles the statue of
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